Originally Posted by joeseph0404
My personal experience with the current version of Mandriva is that KDE 4.2 crashes a lot on my machine. It may just be my hardware, but my advice is to try to use KDE 3.5 or Gnome.
KDE 4.x isn't as stable yet as 3.5.x (by quite a long way), so it seems to be more likely that its a KDE problem rather than a hardware problem, per se.
One thing that I found (KDE 4.1.4/4.2 hybrid on SuSE) was that one or more of the screensavers crashed quite reliably (the one scrolling the kernel version and uptime, for example, always crashes, some others probably sometimes crash) so I've disabled the random choice of screensaver and made it always use the 'deco'screensaver and that has reduced the crashes for me by in excess of a factor of 10. Have no idea of whether this applies to other versions or why this happens, but it works for me.